Friday, August 31, 2012

On Religion

What is going on with Canada and the United States?

These two countries for some reason, seem to have turned against religion all of a sudden. Maybe it's been slowly happening, but it seems more sudden to me.  Did I miss it when the Messiah came down from Heaven and committed some kind of a crime? That would explain why there has been a marginalization of religion lately. Or is there just too much talk about the topic of religion?  Or maybe it is used in politics too often.  I don't know, but religion just seems to be a bad word, a bad idea nowadays.

Have we as Canadians and Americans turned into nations of unbelievers without faith? If this is so then we have a big problem.  If we don’t have faith in the good Lord then what do we have faith in? Ourselves?  I personally don't have a lot of faith in people (i.e. ourselves).  We generally don't have a great track record.  In North America we've had a better track record than most of the rest of the world as far as civility and decency.  But, we had religion helping us along.

I do think there are still a lot of people that believe in the good Lord, and I am one of them.

I have as my personal saying "a person without faith, is a person that is lost". Whatever is written in the Bible (e.g. the Ten Commandments), a person without faith does not believe in conducting themselves according to those ideas.  That person is a candidate for incineration once deceased. That’s my way of thinking.

And that's my rant today.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

How times have changed.

My oh my how times have changed. What goes on in schools these days, compared to when I used to go, is astounding.

There seems to be all kinds of stupid things that are happening nowadays, especially in the USA. Here in Canada, there are also some but they are not reported as much as they are in the USA. The teachers here from what I can gather, use their brain instead of wagging their tongue needlessly.

Yesterday I received an e-mail from a friend with a link to a site. I don't have the link any more - hey I'm old, I am allowed to forget about saving these things - but here is another link to the same story. The complaint I read about this teacher was unbelievable. The student was deaf and unable to speak, so he used sign language to communicate. But by using sign language for his name, it was as if he was pointing a gun. The result? They wanted the student to change his name because of it. That was one of the stupidest thing that I have ever heard.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ignorant people

Ignorant people really bug me. My beef today is about people that can not get a job of importance but they can only get menial jobs according to their intelligence. Yet they act as if they are all powerful in their role.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Aren’t we lucky?

Aren't we lucky to be living in a country of civilized people?

The reason I’m saying this-is because of what I read on a Pakistani web site this morning. The site is Every morning I go to different web sites just to read the news from different parts of the world.  It is unbelievable what I read about the suffering that’s inflicted amongst the citizens of some of those countries by people that are suppose to be civilized human beings. 

Here is an example of what is written on the site I mentioned:
“Barber has eyes, lips, tongue mutilated over illicit relationship Yousaf Khan, 32, was kidnaped by seven members of a landowning family who gouged his eyes with a sharp knife before slitting his ears, nose, lips and tongue.” 
Te same thing could happen here as long as we have this multicultural system and it goes on unchecked. True, if they are caught our laws would be applied but the deed would already have been done. What about the killings of the daughters done by the Afia family? Yes they are in jail but where are their daughters? May they rest in peace.

In a sense those that follow that Sharia Law have been brought up to believe in it and that’s there way of life and they immigrate to this country and some of them think that that those laws apply here. The thing with this honour killing and disfiguring of  people for life is truly disturbing. I can just imagine the suffering that goes with it. According to what I read, this law goes back to the time of Moses.

Its good to believe in some thing but to be a fanatic about it like killing, torturing and to disfigure some one because of your faith - I call that uncivilized.

The God that I was brought up to believe in, is for love and peace and not the torture or disfiguring of brothers and sisters as we all are according to the Bible that I read at times.

That’s it for today. Have a good day.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Why worry?

If Israel decides to attack Iran, then there is a good chance that the USA will be drawn in to whatever happens. What I have read so far, according to reports Israel is not equipped militarily to fly to Iran which is one thousand miles away. Apparently they are not equipped to refuel while flying. Also according to the news, India would not let Israel use their air space to attack Iran.

That is another obstacle for Israel. As I can see Israel would have to find away to refuel while flying and if not, well what choice would they have except to buy a flying tanker and then their pilots would have to be trained to do the fueling. By that time Iran could have their bomb. Israel does need help in attacking Iran and do a good job of blowing up their bunkers.

If the job is not done properly, then there would be a war started needlessly, with people dying and for what? Then the USA would be drawn into it, then the nations that would defend Israel might have nuclear weapons and since they don’t like the policies the USA is trying to push on them, they might not hesitate to use those weapons.

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I guess we will have to see what happens next month because Israel stated that they would attack the 27th of September. If they do, I’m sure that this world will not be the same as we know it, if some of us are still around to suffer from the radiation that will be left after the fact.

All this because of one man's ambition to be a superpower and his hatred for the Jewish people. I know some other nations don’t like Jews but you don’t hear them wanting to blow them up (at least vocally). Once the war is started some of them might come out of the closet and join in.

From what I’ve read so far, some of those people are not to be trusted - even at the higher levels.

That is my rant of the day.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Quebec election prediction

The face of victory?
I guess whether I like it or not, the P.L.Q.'s Pauline Marois wins in this provincial election coming up.

She has stated what she was going to put into law. She is going to ensure that all English and immigrants that cannot speak French will not be allowed to obtain any kind of government job in Quebec. Not even the office of mayor. Immigrants will have to know French (at the government's expense) if they want to become citizens.

I read in the le Droit (the French paper) today that it seems that this Marois wants to make the English language disappear from Quebec -- she wants everything in French. I hope she doesn't win.

It should also be in the Sun newspaper at some point. Watch for it. This is a bad news election if she wins.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Dietitians, do they know what they are talking about? Do they do any research before they advise people on what kind of food to eat and not to eat? Sometimes I wonder.

Here is an example of what I’m talking about. While reading Fox News a couple of days ago, I noticed a little warning about eggs. Do you remember on radio and TV they used to advertise that eating eggs for breakfast was good for your health, because of the vitamins and protein etc.?  

“Eggs are typically considered a ‘superfood,’ full of protein, vitamins and fatty acids.”  However, a new study suggests the cholesterol in egg yolks is almost as dangerous as smoking cigarettes, Fox 31 Denver reported..

Now we could be in trouble, because to align eggs with smoking is very bad.  Some health groups like to exaggerate, and they might petition the government to ban the selling of eggs with the yoke in them.  It would not surprise me at all, because some stupid people will do, say or try anything, just to get their name on the media.

Here is another example of what I’m talking about with respect to dieticians. You will see some advertisements that says things like "Here are five foods not to eat for a flat stomach."  The first picture that’s shown is a banana but they will not tell you that a banana is good for the heart because of the content of potassium (which is good for the heart). So they only give you a partial picture.  And it also seems that today the only thing people worry about is obesity. If you over eat and drink lots of liquid and saturate your food with salt, prepare for a bigger stomach and health problems. I learned that, but the hard way.  Meanwhile dietitians say so much, that it's pretty much impossible to tell the fact from fiction.

That’s my rant or what ever you want to call it for today.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Amahdinejad is Hitler

I would say President Ahmadinejad of Iran is the reincarnation of Hitler. He is a instigator, a killer and he helps and supplies other terrorist with weapons to kill other humans. I wonder what makes a person so hateful towards other human beings, especially Jews?

Anti-Christ, if there is one, I would say that this man would be it, with all the reports about him and all his comments and actions.

What he does and says (like threatening other nations), if he had the ability he would do it. If he had any intelligence, he would realize that he’s making himself out to be an idiot and that he doesn't have a clue as to what he’s talking about. I’m not a psychiatrist but you don’t have to be one to realize he has issue.

The only one nation that seems to have the guts to take him on is Israel, although according to some reports, they are not well enough equipped to do that. I think that they are the only ones that realize that whether he gets his nuclear bomb or not he’s a danger to the whole world and even to his own people. Now would be the time to stop him from getting nuclear weapons. By stopping him now, it would reduce the chance of nuclear power being used. According to the media it would only delay Iran from getting the bomb. That statement to me, doesn't make any sense.

Once his army is defeated what would stop the victors from destroying all their bunkers where their equipment exits to make nuclear weapons? After all those bunkers were man made so man can destroy them.

I am not for war, but if they get their bomb it would mean the end of this world, because nuclear weapons would be used in a counter attack. The best way to prevent this from happening, is to prevent it from happening now. No diplomacy will work with these Iranians. I don’t mean the ordinary citizens of course. This way the world would stand a better chance of being radiation free and suffer no death and sickness from radiation.

That’s my rant for today.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

We never know

When the good Lord created us and gave us the power to think for ourselves, why couldn't he have given us the power to know when our lives would be over? That would be so much more purposeful than giving us the power to destroy ourselves. It might be a stupid question to ask but it was on my mind today. This is why that question popped onto this blog.

In the past 3 months I’ve had three friends die - one of a heart attack and the two others were other natural deaths. Each one of them used to pop in every morning for a chat and a coffee. One of them, I received a call from his wife that her husband had died during the night. There was no indication that there was anything wrong in any of these case except the one who had suffered heart attacks. We all knew that he was sick. The other two that did not have heart attacks or anything wrong with them whatsoever still kept on coming over in the morning for coffee and there was nothing to indicate that they were due to leave this world sooner then they or we thought.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

President Obama

This President is really fighting to keep his job with the type of ads that his bunch comes out with. It's unbelievable.  I am not an American, but I can read and I can tell if a person is doing a good job for the country.  As far as I’m concerned, the one thing that he did was get read of Bin Laden and that wasn't just him, though he likes to take all the credit.  In any case, the next best thing would have been to get rid of Ahmedinejad in Iran.

To me it looks like he doesn't have a clue, as to what is good for the country and what to do about all the problems the country faces. He doesn't know what to do about them.  I will give him credit for being a good speaker but being a good speaker doesn't solve the problems that the USA is having at this time.

That’s one sad thing about electing a president.  You never know what kind of a job he is going to do.  Is he going to be a yes man or is he going to over do it with diplomacy talk or is he going to act accordingly, once diplomacy has come to its limits?.

Its been reported recently, that Iran is more advanced then anyone thought in obtaining a nuclear bomb. If this is true, the world is in for trouble and I mean trouble. What will diplomacy have done then? Like I said before, diplomacy can be good if it brings results but, it seems this doesn't work with Iran and because of failed talks they are going to get their bomb. I believe that they agreed to talks just to give their scientists time to keep on working at building their bomb

Diplomacy has failed and lost us time.  Trying to make deals for these guys to forget about building a bomb and I think that in near future we will find out the hard way that there is a limit to talking and action was needed.

With the kind of president the USA has now, Iran will have their bomb. Its time for the USA to try someone else for president.

Have a thoughtful day.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Former president Bush

I remember when Mr. Bush declared war on Iraq because apparently Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction according to the intelligence reports he had received from his intelligent agency. They even showed a video of trucks transporting those WMDs but there was nothing indicating where they were being transported.

After the war was over they searched and searched but never found any. Then it was reported that Mr. G. W. Bush was given wrong information and he was blasted by the media for using that excuse to start a war in Iraq.

Now recently, with the fighting going on in Syria, a stash of WMDs has been discovered. Could these WMDs be the ones reported to Mr. Bush at the time? Had Saddam Hussein found out that the Americans knew about them? Could he have made a deal with the president of Syria to hide them there? Just a thought. If this was true I don’t think we'll ever find out.

The only reason I mentioned this, is because I don’t like to hear about someone or a group of an institution being accused of lying. Why would they lie to endanger people's lives and a war sure does that. I know or I should say we all know, that politicians tell lies but simply to start a war, I don’t think so.

Well so much for this rant of the day.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another stupid question.

While reading the news on the Fox website. I ran across a stupid question and this is what it was:  “ Do robots suffer from sexism?”

Now if this person is referring to some humans walking around like robots that’s fine but to me, it looks like he/she is referring to mechanically built ones because the person has a little video of this on the site. [Sorry again, I'm always forgetting to save the links].

Robots? Sexism?  Really?

Now I’m beginning to wonder if I’m still in the olden days when this kind of question wouldn’t make any sense or I’m starting to realize that today anything makes sense for some people. What this world has become is a nonsensible world, based on what I read and see in the news.

People now can say almost anything whether it makes sense or not, and you can be sure that many people will agree with it.

If the good Lord would have given a limit to what men could use their brain for, this might have turned out to be a better world. But too much brain power was given to us and the results are that He has given the power to men so that man could destroy what He the Lord, has created. With the lack of sense I see around, destroying the world seems quite possible.

That is my short rant of the day.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Teaching French to the English

In Canada as far as I’m concerned, and for that matter, the federal government is concerned, the two official languages are English and French. People that are not bilingual should be served in the language that they understand, but they should not refused employment because of not being bilingual.

And as much as possible, why wouldn't we teach people to be bilingual? Everyone in Canada should be bilingual.  If we are teaching things to our children, why wouldn't that be standard?  Languages are useful marketable skills, like Math or Science.  It's better to teach languages, especially the official ones, than some of the silly classes and subjects children are learning instead of these fundamental skills.

One thing I have to say about the schools that teach French. This is Canada and not France. They try and teach the real Parisian French in many parts of the country. Here we have our own dialect - the same as any other language - which is easier than the real French. More importantly, it's the French that is usable here. So why are we teaching English children Parisian French in school? It makes no sense. Teach them Canadian French.

That’s my rant of the day and if anyone is offended by that little rant, it wasn’t meant to be offensive.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Here we go again.

Those bad Quebecois.

Since the Quebec provincial government has announced that there will be an election on September 4th of this year/ It has started a big reaction from some of those people in Ottawa that really don't like Quebec. In Ottawa especially, on the Lowell Green radio show, there seems to be a lot of prejudice against Quebec. It seems that it doesn’t matter what the government or anyone connected to the government of Quebec says, the media reports it and bingo, people start to think "those separatist are at it again".

They already have the Block Québécois winning it and the election is not even here yet. What a bunch of idiots. Do they think that the population of Quebec wants to separate? The politicians maybe, but I don’t think the balance of the citizens of Quebec want to leave Canada, at least I’m one that doesn’t.

Not too long ago, it was reported that the Quebec province was the most corrupt province in Canada but they forgot to mention the Ontario’s provincial government and the billions of dollars that have disappeared.

And what about the orange scandal? I must say to you haters of Quebec we pay our taxes to the federal government the same as you do, but we do not condemn the whole of the Ontario citizenry for what the politicians do or say. So before criticizing the citizens of Quebec, clean out your backyard first. I’m far from being a separatist but it’s the big mouths that make people become separatist.

That's my rant today.

Have a good day.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

More soon, death now.

Some new posts coming soon, but in the mean time if you are interested in my thoughts on other people's thoughts on life after death, check here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I hate pizza!

Someone else's example of bad pizza that's easy to hate.
Okay I don't really hate it, but even pizza has issues. My beef with pizzas these days is with the way they are cooked. They are prepared with those skinny little pieces of pepperoni that are about the size of an old 50 cent piece, and only half as thick. That's not real pizza.

The dough is not always cooked all the way through and yet those skinny little pieces of pepperoni on top of the cheese are burnt. They are not meant to be under high heat - they turn out to be crispy just like potato chips. Some of them you would swear you'd need a hammer and chisel to have a chance to bite into them.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Becoming a senior

On becoming a senior, you think that life is going to be easy for you. I have news for you, it isn't. First of all, at a certain age you have to pass a physical if you want to keep your driving permit. Even if you get it renewed, some insurance companies, once you reach 75, consider you off limits. At least that seems to be the case.

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